December 7, 2012 Subject:
"i felt tired.."
That about sums it up.
It's amazing how they went from this set- where they broke out their crayons and dutifully filled in the "Untz" page in the Biscuits coloring book form beginning to end- to Haymaker. They tapped into their psychedelic magic again at some point during that cross-country flight.
I've always found it interesting that so many people who thought this set was one for the ages were also the same ones who hated 2.0 for getting "too electronic" - when even the lamest set from 2006 had more interesting parts than this monotonous bro fest.
If anything, this is a preview of the Post-Mega Biscuits era where the Biscuits #1 priority seems to be not screwing up. The easiest way to acheive that is by playing slight variations on the same jam half a dozen times in a show. And that's what 10/2/02 is all about.
Don't get me wrong. Take any one or two of the jams by itself and it's enjoyable enough. Nothing that approaches the methodical world building of the Haymaker Astronaut or the outright abandon of the Buddha debut on 9/26, but fairly solid. In the context of the set however, each subsequent jam produces diminishing returns. If 9/26 was all stuff like the Buddha sequence and nothing like the MEMPHIS>Spectacle or Haleakala>Munchkin, that Buddha sequence would pale into insignificance as well.
In the year 2012 it feels weird to turn my nose up at this. This would be the best set they've played since NYE Run 2009. But it would be towards the bottom of all the sets played from 12/28/06 to 12/31/09.
I'm reviewing this off of memory. I'll listen to it again and append this review later this weekend. I'm curious if this show will stand out more than it used to. April 02 & 03, and the lions share of random 2004 shows (ie: i loved the 1st set of All Good and don't think 10/1/04 is nearly as bad as we made it out to be) all sounded a lot better further down the road than they did at the time. 10/2/02 was my nemesis. Can't wait to see if that's changed.
No rating as of 12/7/12.
Also, isn't this closer to an hour and 15 minutes than "ALMOST TWO HOURS"? 75 minute Biscuits segments... not really that out of the ordinary.
March 8, 2010 Subject:
Some music for me requires a certain mood to be fully appreciated: Death Metal, Classical, Punk, Old Jazz/Blues. Well, when it comes to this particular piece, it only takes hitting play and the journey begins.
Enjoy, they played their asses off on this one.
Peace and much groove.
November 18, 2009 Subject:
giving this 2 stars is just sad. This shit rocks, although, the ATW is very fucking repetitive and I do not like how it drags on and sound the same for a little while. Don't really like the waves but the basis alone sends shivers down my spine....
February 16, 2006 Subject:
Sick, sic, sik, sicq, sicque, sique.
February 10, 2006 Subject:
The sound for this show is quite good (nice job, Rich).
However, the music is just so monotonous. This is a straightforward set of house music. The beat does not shift, and I swear they play only minor variations on the same exact sound. I've never understood all the hype, and even with Rich's wonderful transfer, it hasn't changed my mind. There's just not a lot of exploration. If Fall 2002 Biscuits is your ideal sound, you'll probably dig this. Those of you looking for something more exploratory are likely going to be severely unimpressed.
September 10, 2005 Subject:
Sit back, turn up the volume, and get ready to go on a journey. Another Classis RM by our hero Rich Steele.
Get this at all costs.
June 14, 2005 Subject:
man...i actually felt tired after listening to this incredible set. i love '02 Bisco. Also, GREAT sound.
June 13, 2005 Subject:
I'd never heard of them before. Now I have.
Wish I'd been there.
PS Do they ever come over here and play the UK?
June 4, 2005 Subject:
Cheers to the Biscuits & Rich Steel
This complicated and laborious set really puts the pressure on the biscuits. An experienced Bisco fan can easily grind away within the complexity of this nite's rhythmic shape-shifting, but to the novice, this show presents myriad problems...ALL OF WHICH NEED TO BE DISMISSED! There are, simply put, amazing moments in an otherwise spectacular, tip-your-hat-to-the-boys, heart pounding, performance.
That nite (10-02-02) set II sounded like it strained the band. How how else would they do it? Pioneers walk on glass. The boys pounced off stage, lit a smoke and chilled. Who could blame em? They just ripped up Voices>Basis>I-man>ATW>I-man>Basis. Nearly TWO HOURS! of complexity -- an aimed for palindrome of magnificent proportions. Thankfully the small and intimate crowd in the outdated Rialto Theater in Tucson, Arizona helped the evening progress into what now resonates a continued pioneering of virtuosity.
I must say that the re-master lends credibility to the nite. Thanks to the amazing sound clarity of the Rich Steel Remastery collection, one can "hear" witness as to how this show sweats stamina.
March 21, 2005 Subject:
Old Pueblo jamfest
I forgot just how smokin' this set was! Excellent performance done justice with Killer recording/remaster. On par with 1999 shows. Just get it now!
February 15, 2005 Subject:
GET THIS SHOW
rich did an amazing job on this, every fan of music should make it their job to own a copy of this remastered set.
October 5, 2004 Subject:
this is pretty amazing......playing/sound quality....its all there man
July 13, 2004 Subject: